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The Faculty of Fine Arts and Music is the proud home of the Victorian College of the Arts and the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music. We contribute to a deeper understanding of the arts through our research and fuel the spirit of Melbourne's arts community.

Our student body comprises more than 2,500 undergraduate, graduate, research, international and exchange students. Our staff, including internationally recognised artists, musicians and researchers, give our students the tools they need to find their own unique voice. In addition, more than 8,000 students take University of Melbourne breadth subjects with our Faculty each year. That means around 12% of the University's students explore the creative arts through our Faculty, enriching their knowledge and skills and enhancing their employability.

Whether you study at our Southbank campus in the heart of Melbourne's Arts Precinct or at the University's Parkville campus we encourage you to find your artistic voice.

Simply put, we believe in the power of artistic minds and their ability to effect change.

Start Year 2021 applications are closed. Please check our website for further details.

Audition/Interview Requirements

Each course has specific audition and/or interview requirements that must be met to be considered for entry. You can review the requirements for the course you are applying for on the Auditions and Interviews page of our website.

The Faculty recommends that you allow adequate time to prepare and submit your supplementary application.

Please Note

The Faculty of Fine Arts and Music is committed to promoting diversity, please contact the Faculty of Fine Arts and Music enquiries in advance if you have concerns regarding your submission.

Some domestic applicants may be eligible for a waiver or refund of the supplementary application fee if they are a Health Care Card holder or have special circumstances. For persons who identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander, the supplementary application fee will be waived.
If you believe you are eligible for a waiver, please contact the Faculty of Fine Arts and Music at prior to submitting your application.  Ensure you include a scanned copy of the relevant documentation as evidence of your eligibility.

Please check our website for course-specific instructions and application open/close dates.

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